Log in Sign up
Log in Sign up
Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials.
Salvia reptans 'West Texas'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Salvia reptans 'West Texas'

West Texas Cobalt Sage

0 Reviews
| Ask a Question

Item #: 3732

Zones: 5b to 9b, at least

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Click Add to Wishlist to receive an email if this plant is back in stock.

(aka: Salvia leptophylla) Salvia reptans 'West Texas' is another truly fabulous native salvia that seems to have completely missed cultivation! This easy-to-grow Texas native is a close relative of Salvia azurea but, in my opinion, is a much nicer plant. Normally a lax plant, this upright form of Salvia reptans was collected by Pat McNeal of Texas in the Davis Mountains at 4,000' in Davis County, Texas. The needle-thin, green leaves adorn the 3' tall stems and in September it bursts forth at the tips with vivid, dark cobalt-blue flowers. Native to the Trans-Pecos region, it is found in dry, gravelly, mountainous washes. Despite this affinity for well-drained soils, it has performed marvelously in the muggy Southeast.